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Peppermint Twist: 21 Things To Cook With Candy Canes

Candy canes are a great idea, until you have half-licked pieces stuck to the carpet and crumpled on the kitchen floor. It leaves a mama wondering — how can you celebrate the seasonal fun that is the candy cane, without all the sugary mess? With these 21 delciously adorable recipes, now you can have candy canes on your dessert table, in a way that everyone wants to eat! No licking needed! Just grab a fork and dive into scrumptious treats that highlight the peppermint flavor … without getting crushed bits of candy on the floor!

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    Take those candy canes off the Christmas tree and bake them into a delicious treat! These 21 easy, festive recipes will have you enjoying frosty peppermint sweets in no time at all!

  • Hidden Peppermint Patty Brownies 2 of 22
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    Get a double dose of mint with your brownie — a hidden peppermint patty on the inside, and topped with supremely delicious peppermint buttercream frosting!

    Get the recipe for Hidden Peppermint Patty Brownies

  • Candy Cane Chocolate Donuts 3 of 22
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    These amazing donuts make a festive holiday breakfast or a sweet afternoon pick-me-up treat!

    Get the recipe for Candy Cane Chocolate Donuts

  • Easy Pillsbury Frozen Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie 4 of 22
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    Candy cane lovers will rejoice over this perfectly peppermint pie!

    Get the recipe for Easy Pillsbury Frozen Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie

  • Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes 5 of 22
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    Make festive holiday cupcakes with this simple recipe, and you'll have more time for the other things on your list!

    Get the recipe for Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

  • Candy Cane Faux-Joes 6 of 22
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    Don't live near a Trader Joe's? Make a homemade version of Trader Joe's Peppermint Joe-Joes — these cookies do not disappoint!

    Get the recipe for Candy Cane Faux-Joes

  • Chocolate Peppermint Bars 7 of 22
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    These delicious bars make lovely holiday gifts tucked in bakery boxes or pretty bags!

    Get the recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Bars

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies 8 of 22
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    These cookies taste just like a mug of hot cocoa with a candy cane dipped in, the perfect grab-and-go treat!

    Get the recipe from PINEAPPLE AND COCONUT

  • Peppermint Orange Cake With White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting 9 of 22
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    This delightful cake turns the holiday into a truly special occasion!

    Get the recipe from TUNE 'N FORK

  • Brownie And Candy Cane Ice Cream Baked Alaska 10 of 22
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    This beautiful old-fashioned dessert comes back to life as a festive holiday showstopper!

    Get the recipe from COMPLETELY DELICIOUS

  • White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies 11 of 22
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    These cookies should definitely make your cookie swap list: they're easy-to-make, delicious, adorable little treats!

    Get the recipe from AMBROSIA

  • Candy Cane Chocolate Whoopie Pies 12 of 22
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    There will be no lack of holiday cheer when these peppermint whoopie pies are served!

    Get the recipe from KITCHEN HEALS SOUL

  • Chocolate Candy Cane Cake 13 of 22
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    This stunning cake is worthy of being the holiday centerpiece!

    Get the recipe from TRACEY'S CULINARY ADVENTURES

  • Peppermint Bark Cookies 14 of 22
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    This Williams Sonoma copycat recipe tastes just like the original, and these amazing cookies are gluten-free! 

    Get the recipe from GLUTEN FREE CANTEEN

  • Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake 15 of 22
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    This beautiful bundt cake is the perfect dessert for a festive gathering of friends or family! 

    Get the recipe from TUTTI DOLCI

  • Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies 16 of 22
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    These cookies have crispy edges and melt-in-your-mouth insides, perfect with a glass of milk.

    Get the recipe from CLOSET COOKING

  • Peppermint Poke Cake 17 of 22
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    Chocolate peppermint pudding keeps this cake moist, and it's piled high with whipped cream and crushed candy canes! 

    Get the recipe from I WASH YOU DRY

  • Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies 18 of 22
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    You can never bring too many cookies to a cookie swap — these stunning cookies will disappear quickly!

    Get the recipe from WHAT'S COOKING WITH RUTHIE

  • Easy Chocolate And Peppermint Cake 19 of 22
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    This dense, moist cake is glazed with peppermint ganache and studded with candy canes, a great recipe to get the holiday season started.

    Get the recipe from MADIGAN MADE

  • Candy Cane Macarons 20 of 22
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    Delicate white macarons take on the festive flavor of candy canes — they're irresistible!

    Get the recipe from KRISSY'S CREATIONS

  • White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake 21 of 22
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    Your guests will love this homemade version of The Cheesecake Factory's White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake, right in the comfort of your holiday home.

    Get the recipe from BAKED BY RACHEL

  • Candy Cane Meringue Kisses 22 of 22
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    These light, airy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies have a hidden Hershey's Kiss in the center of each one!

    Get the recipe from THE SECRET LIFE OF A CHEF'S WIFE

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